home cooked dinners by the season

Past Posted Summer Favorites

Past Posted Summer Favorites


I’m not sure whether licking the cow’s salt block was a daring or a stupid thing to do, but my cousin always did it. Between that and the maze of hay bales in the attic of my Grandpa’s barn we were easily entertained when we visited North Dakota every summer. It’s been five years since my last visit when we celebrated my Grandma’s 100th birthday and I am not sure when I will visit again, but the sight of bales of hay will forever signal summer to me, my Grandpa’s farm and the relaxed feeling that comes with this time of year.

I’m taking you back to visit three of my past posted favorite summer recipes: Dungeness Crab Angel Hair Pasta, Greek Chicken Skewers and Fresh Basil Mozzarella Tomato Sandwich. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll enjoy them.

Happy Summer.

Dungeness Crab Angel Hair Pasta (first posted July 2012)






Greek Chicken Skewers (first posted August 2011)


Fresh Basil Mozzarella Tomato Sandwich (first posted August 2011)



4 thoughts on “Past Posted Summer Favorites”

  • I lived on a wheat/cattle/etc farm. Tasted the salt blocks when New – nummmm.
    Cooked @ my mother’s side – still do 😉 Worked the fields & cattle on horses – not now.

    • I knew there must be others out there who loved those salt blocks! You were lucky to cook by your Mother’s side. Thank you for commenting. 🙂

  • Linda, This recipe brought back so many memories from when I was growing up. My Italian grandmother used to make it for us with her homegrown tomato’s and homemade bread hot out of the oven. Sometimes she would add Italian salami.

    • That sounds so good – there is nothing like a home grown tomato and especially with bread out of the oven. I love the salami addition. Great to hear from you Cathy!

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